In a weekend jam-packed with activities as only a May weekend can be, one of the highlights must be the Block Street Block Party on Sunday in Fayetteville. The fifth-annual celebration of all things fun and funky about downtown Fayetteville (including that we call it a street when technically it’s an avenue) takes place from noon till dark down the length of Block Avenue from Dickson Street to Mountain Street.
The event includes five music stages, four outdoor beer gardens, local artisans, crafters and community groups, kid’s art activities, a water play area, a Velcro wall, pony rides, a bounce castle, make your own tie-dye and a mini Arkadia, among other things.
Beer gardens I say? Indeed. Tables & Ale, Maxine’s and the Lightbulb Club will all be serving up drinks outside, but even more exciting is that the Arkansas Brewers Guild will be hosting a beer garden with local beer from Apple Blossom, Core, Diamond Bear, Fossil Cove, Lost Forty, Ozark Beer Company, Saddlebock and Stone’s Throw.
They’ll be located near the Arkansas Brewers Guild Stage at the Corner of Spring Street and Block Avenue.
In addition to Block Street (I mean Avenue) residents Hugo’s and Little Bread Company serving up their usual delicious food, food trucks and other vendors will be on hand.
Organizers report they’ve “upped their food truck game” this year and visitors will be able to choose from Mellow Mushroom, Baller Food Truck, The Pie Hole, Lucky Luke’s BBQ, Nomads Natural Plate, ShakeDown Street, Wicked Woodfired Pizza, Kind Kitchen, Frickin Chicken, Mad Dogs and Berry Natural, among others.
It’s also the official opening day for Chunky Dunk, the milk and cookies truck, which is having its soft opening Thursday from 6 to 10 p.m.